SoFAST autonomously detects EUV flares in image sequences from SWAP. The output of our software is a list of events, similar to the classic catalogs, with time and location on the Solar disk, as well as EUV relative variability as an indication of actual EUV dynamics for each event. In contrast to catalogs assembled by human operators, these flare detections by software can be faster, which is especially important in the context of space weather, and possibly also more objective, as the detection criterion is written explicitly in a program.
The EUV flare list is automatically generated by SoFAST. There is no human intervention or supervision at this stage. Therefor we ask to use caution when using the data for statistical purposes.
When any of this data is used, please cite the following publication:Bonte et al. SolPhys 2012, accepted (doi 10.1007/s11207-012-0165-8).
(Near) real time output:
- Latest EUV flare detections (update depends on SWAP pass schedule, typically every 3 hours)